Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport – Westfield MA

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) labor worked to develop what is now Westfield-Barnes Regional Airport, then Westfield Air Base. Project details: “Make improvements at airport” Official Project Number: 165‐1‐14‐237 Total project cost: $1,178,513.00 Sponsor: Mayor, City of Westfield “Improve field by… read more

Westover Air Reserve Base – Chicopee MA

“President Roosevelt signed a $750,000 Works Progress Administration (WPA) project bill for the air base’s construction in November 1939. Fourteen hundred WPA and Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) workers cleared the land, and actual construction was started in February 1940.” W.P.A…. read more

Williams Street Reconstruction – Pittsfield MA

Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) rebuilt Williams St. in Pittsfield, Mass. WPA Bulletin: William [sic] Street, Pittsfield, a direct route from Pittsfield center to the Washington Mountain Road is being widened and reconstructed by WPA. Work includes filling, grading, oiling, building… read more

Winter St. Development and Bridge – Framingham MA

The Works Progress Administration (W.P.A.) undertook improvement work along Winter Steet in Framingham, Mass., including culvert construction and the building of a bridge over the Sudbury River [Reservoir/Aqueduct] in 1939. Living New Deal believes the bridge to be largely intact… read more

Wrentham State School (former) Development – Wrentham MA

Multiple New Deal agencies carried out improvement, development, and/or construction work at what was then Wrentham State School (now Wrentham Developmental Center). Annual Report: “Much valuable work has been done at the institution during the year through the use of… read more